This seems to be the day for web futures!
Oliver Marks at ZDNet (ESMEÃ – Social messaging within an enterprise SOA environment) and Marshall Kirkpatrick at ReadWriteWeb (ESME: Is This What an Enterprise Twitter Could Look Like?) posted on ESME, a conceptual social network IM client proposed by SAP.
ESME (Enterprise Social Messaging Experiment) addresses the “fail whale” service failures of Twitter by running on NetWeave, SAP’s scalable applications framework. Here’s a video showing the proposed interface, which like Adaptive Path’s Aurora, is not yet available to try.
For more on ESME (needs a name), visit the SAP website: https://www.sdn.sap.com/.